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shok Gehlot, son of Late Shri Laxman Singh Gehlot, was born on 3 May 1951 in Jodhpur (Rajasthan).A Science and Law Graduate, Shri Gehlot holds an M.A. in Economics. Married to Smt. Sunita Gehlot on27 November 1977, they have a son(Vaibhav Gehlot)and a daughter (Sonia) together. He belongs totheSainicommunity of Rajasthan and is affiliated to the Indian National Congress (INC) party.Active in politics and social service ever since his student life, Shri Gehlot was elected for thefirst time to the 7th Lok Sabha (1980–84) from Jodhpur Parliamentary Constituency in 1980. Shri Gehlothas represented Jodhpur Parliamentary Constituency in the 8th Lok Sabha (1984–1989) 10th Lok Sabha(1991–1996), 11th Lok Sabha (1996–1998), and 12th Lok Sabha (1998–1999).Elected from Sardarpura (Jodhpur) Assembly Constituency, he became member of the 11th RajasthanLegislative Assembly in February 1999. Shri Gehlot was again re-elected from the same AssemblyConstituency on 4 December 2003 for the 12th Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha and on 8 December 2008 for the13th Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha.Shri Ashok Gehlot served in the Union Cabinet of former Indian Prime Ministers IndiraGandhi, Rajiv Gandhi P.V. Narsimha Rao. He has served in the Union Cabinet three times. He remainedUnion Deputy Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation from 2 September 1982 to 7 February 1984, whenMrs. Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister of India. Thereafter, he became the Dy. Minister of Sports. Heserved the Sports Ministry from 7 February 1984 to 31 October 1984 and again from 12 November 1984to 31 December 1984. His He was elevated to the rank of State Minister. Shri Gehlot served as the Union
Minister of State, Tourism and Civil Aviation from 31 December 1984 to 26 September 1985. Later, hewas made the Union Minister of State, Textiles with Independent Charge - a portfolio held by the PrimeMinister himself. Shri Gehlot held this portfolio from 21 June 1991 to 18 January 1993.
Patil was born in 1935 in the village of Chakur in theLatur district (Marathwadaregion) of Bombay State,British India.He attendedOsmania University,Hyderabad, earning a degree in Science and studied Law atBombay University. During 1967-69, he wasinvolved in local government (Latur Municipality).Patil belongs to theLingayatcommunity.
He married Smt. Vijaya Patil in June 1963.
In state politics
Shivraj Vishwanath Patil
(born October 12,1935) is an Indian politician and currentstatePunjabgovernor and the Administrator of Union Territoryof Chandigarh. Previously he had been theSpeaker of the 11th Lok Sabhaandserved theManmohan Singhcabinet astheUnion Minister of Home Affairs. He has alsoserved theIndira GandhiandRajiv Gandhicabinets as the defence minister duringthe 80's. He resigned from the post of Home-Minister on November 30, 2008 followingwidespread criticism raised after terrorist attackson Mumbai. He resigned taking the moralresponsibility for the attacks.
Between 1972-80, he was member of the Maharashtra LegislativeAssembly for two terms of 1972-1978 and 1978 to 1980 during whichtime he held various positions such as Chairman of Public UndertakingsCommittee, Deputy Minister (Law & Judiciary, Irrigation, Protocol),Deputy Speaker of the Assembly and Speaker of the Assembly.
In central politicsIn 1980, he was elected to the 7thLok Sabha. By 1999 (13th LokSabha), he had won seven successive Lok Sabha elections in 1980,1984, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998 and 1999
First inducted in theIndira Gandhi-led government in as Minister of State for Defence (1980–82), he wasgiven independent charge of the Commerce Ministry (1982–83), from where he was shifted to Scienceand Technology, Atomic Energy, Electronics, Space and Ocean Development (1983–84).During 1983-86, he was Vice President of CSIR India. He also served on various committees includingthose on Defence, External Affairs, Finance, Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament.In theRajiv Gandhigovernment, he was Minister for Personnel, Defence production and later heldindependent charge of Civil Aviation and Tourism.He has also held a number of important positions in the party ever sinceSonia Gandhi took over the presidency of the party. He is largely known for introducing theOutstanding Parliamentarian Award, Indiain 1995. He was the chairman of the manifesto committee of the party during the 1999 Lok Sabhaelection.As speaker of the Lok Sabha, he had begun or contributed in initiatives on information dissemination tomembers of the Parliament (through computerisation and modernisation), construction of ParliamentLibrary Building and broadcast of Loksabha proceedings, including live broadcast of Question Hour of bothhouses of the parliament.Between 1991-1995, he was a member / leader of Indian parliamentary delegations to variousinternational parliamentary conferences.
After Indian General Election 2004
He became Home Minister in 2004. A former  Lok Sabha speaker, Shivraj Patil lost in the 2004 polls fromLatur constituency in Maharashtra,but has still landed up the second most important position in the Union Cabinet—that of the Home Minister . He was elected to the Rajya Sabhain July 2004. Widely seen as an ineffective minister, his tenure as home minister was marred by one debacle after another and he

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